Welcome to Wakatere!

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About Us

Wakatere is a family sailing club on the shores of Narrow Neck Beach, Devonport.  We have one of the best locations for sailing in New Zealand with a clubhouse on the waterfront and direct access to a wide sandy beach. 

We sail a range of dinghy classes and windfoilers with regular club racing, junior coaching and entry-level learn to sail courses for all ages with an emphasis on fun and adventure. 

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Rum Bucket Returns

Online entry is open for the annual Rum Bucket at Wakatere. Not usually held in January but October 2021 wasn't a goer and the weather is better now anyway.  Note that there is a very short timeRead more

Over 100, easy!

We have 2 weeks to go, 115 sailors entered and it's still building!   It's going to be a really great summer regatta so don't miss the normal entry deadline.  Check out who's entered so far andRead more

Make a Difference

Don't forget our small building project is still underway and there is so much more to go!  We need everyone and anyone's help to raise that final $60,000.  For more about why we are pushingRead more

Windfoil Nats Are Go!

Online entry is open for the 2022 NZ Windfoil National Champs happening at Wakatere 17 - 20th Feb.  This event is a selection trial for the NZ Youth Sailing Team so bring your best 👀 Run inRead more

Summer Sessions for C2

The Confidence 2 and Adventure 1 groups are invited to sign-up for some Summer Sessions.  Get some extra time on the water this January!  CONFIDENCE 2  If you were in Waka Confidence 2 beforeRead more

Dinghy Sailing at Level 1 & 2

2022 Term 1 adult courses are waiting for you to jump in and book!  It's fun, it's social and it's never too late to learn new things.  Boats provided and the very best coaches. My Vaccine PassRead more

Women's Have-a-Go Day

Following on from the response to our Women's Survey and Open Planning Session last season, we are ready to hit the water with a SPLASH this January.  Join us at our Women's Have-A-Go Day duringRead more

Dress for the Champs!

Check out the regatta t-shirt for the 2022 Opti & Starling Auckland Champs this year.  Head to the CLUB CLOTHING / SHOP NOW / REGATTA and order one for yourself ASAP!  It's going to make aRead more

Adventure Awaits

Announcing our January Learn to Sail course for the adventurous YOUTH group.  Wakatere's adventure program is designed for teens/youths aged 12-17yrs to have fun, make friends, and learn a varietyRead more

New Dates for Safety Course

We have been able to secure two dates for Patrol Boat Rescue Courses to be held at Wakatere over the next month. No previous experience is required.  The first course is just 12 days away so weRead more

Regatta Protocol Update

With several regattas scheduled for Wakatere in the coming months, Wakatere has updated its Regatta Protocol in line with the Covid-19 Protection Framework. 13/01/2022 All competitors aged 12 yrs anRead more


Wakatere needs your help to fill both on-water and off-water volunteer roles for the 2022 Optimist & Starling Auckland Champs & Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta 5-7 Feb. While the on-water rolesRead more

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